Guye Woods

Guye Woods County Park Park visitors are greeted by a 100 foot long cable suspension bridge over North River that provides the only access to this densely timbered 93 acre wilderness. Once park visitors cross the bridge they encounter a lush river bottom timber that quickly gives way to steeply elevating slopes that grow some of the finest upland hardwood timber anywhere in the County. This 93 acre timber tract was a treasured retreat of the Guye family who donated the property to the Conservation Board in 1985. Guye Woods is bordered on the north by North River. A high hill located in the southern reaches of the park is designated as the highest elevation in Madison County. This area is managed as a “wilderness” area as a means to protect the quality of flora and fauna found in this unique location. Public hunting is allowed.


Guye Woods is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Winterset in the 2400 block of 160th Street. From Winterset, travel 2 ½ miles north on U.S. 169, turn east on County Road G4R for 1 mile, turn north on North River Trail for 2 miles, turn east on Old Portland Ave. and travel east and north for 1/2 mile, turn east on 160th Street for 1/2 mile (follow standard County Park arrowhead signs once turning on to G4R).


River Fishing
Public Hunting
Hiking Trails
Suspension Bridge